Orthokeratology and Myovision Eyewear
Light that enters the 20/20 eye is focused to a point on the central part of the back of the eye called the macula by the optics of the eye or with the help of eyeglass or other types of lenses. The focus of light is called refraction. How light is focused outside, or peripherally to the macula is referred to as the “peripheral refraction”.
Research suggests that altering peripheral refraction may be a key in the management and stabilization of progressive myopia. It is believed that inducing blur in the periphery of the macula and beyond in myopic children is effective in stabilizing refractive change.
Optically one can use (1) Orthokeratology or (2) Myovision eyeglass lenses to alter the peripheral refraction of the eye.
For more information on peer reviewed research on this topic visit the myopia research library tab on the homepage.
Our doctors spend time evaluating if your childs diagnosis might be aided by this therapy, other therapies or a combination of therapies to help manage the progression of their myopia. Options such as OrthoK, cornea refractive therapy including paragon crt (vision shaping treatment) are particularly helpful when seeking to improve eyesight in children, and reduce change in vision , specifically myopia in children and may, in some cases reduce the risk of children with myopia advancing to high myopia.